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Guess Whose Birthday It Was Yesterday?

Well, well, well. Guess whose birthday it was yesterday Saturday October 5th?

Need some clue? How about these pics from The Alcade, the alumni magazine of The University of Texas at Austin:

Need more clues? Here he is, as a dashing young man flanked by two beauties:

Don't know yet? How about this badass photo of him (check out those guns!)?

Give up? Here's the answer:


Photo:©2013 AMNH, Photo by Roderick Mickens

Happy Birthday, Neil deGrasse Tyson! And to celebrate, here are ten of our favorite tweets from the popular astrophysicist and science communicator (@neiltyson):

Let's end with this, The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe, as asked by a reader of TIME magazine and answered Neil deGrasse Tyson:


Well Lynda, I myself will align myself with Timm partially, while there's some interesting points in those tweets even a simple mind like me can come up with some counters to them but I never trust the internet as far as 'this was said by this person' goes, only visual-audio confirmation is ever enough. If I hear or see him say these things - then he said them. On Twitter though it's usually some geek hired to post stuff unfortunately.
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Then there's this image of "Just some dude taking up space on the subway."

Tyson later confirmed the photo over at NY Mag:

"Yup. That's me," Tyson confirmed to Daily Intelligencer in an e-mail. "I take the subway when I can — fast, cheap, and easy. And when I do, I am always working. In fact, en-route to and from the Planetarium, I take less-crowded trains and routes, even if longer, assuring a seat for me to get work done. The universe can be quite demanding of my time."
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